Navigation Links
Know the Warning Signs of Stroke? Most Don't.
Date:2/19/2009

People at greatest risk seem to know the least, survey finds,,,,

THURSDAY, Feb. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Most people do not know the five warning signs of a stroke and what to do if they suspect one -- especially those most likely to suffer one, according to new research.

Older people and those who've already had a stroke were among the groups found to be least able to recognize the symptoms of a stroke and know to immediately call 911.

No demographic group did extremely well, but minorities, people with lower incomes and those with less education also fared poorly.

The findings stem from a telephone survey of more than 86,000 people conducted in 2007 in 11 states, the District of Columbia and the Virgin Islands. Those polled were asked five questions to determine if they knew stroke symptoms and if they knew what to do if someone is having a stroke.

Fewer than two in five people surveyed knew all five warning signs and knew to call 911, the survey found. The results were to be presented Thursday at the International Stroke Conference in San Diego.

"We have to make sure that people know the signs and symptoms of stroke because the patient would need to get to the hospital as soon as possible to have a much higher chance of survival and avoiding potential disabilities," the survey's lead author, Dr. Jing Fang, an epidemiologist in the division for heart disease and stroke prevention at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, said in a news release issued by the American Stroke Association, which is sponsoring the conference.

Some of the warning signs of stroke appeared to be better known than others. About 93 percent of the survey respondents knew that sudden weakness in the face, arm or leg was a symptom, but only 59 percent knew that a sudden severe headache with no known cause was also one.

The other warning signs of stroke are: sudden vision problems
'/>"/>

Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Docs Override Most Electronic Drug Warnings
2. GlycoMeds Discovery Yields Early Warning Test for Cancer
3. STERIS Corporation Submits New Sterilization System To FDA and Announces Developments on SYSTEM 1 Warning Letter
4. TransMedia Group Retained by Renowned Plastic Surgeon Dr. Jeffrey Lagrasso to Share Beauty Trends, Warnings and Medical Perspective Previously Limited to the Rich and Famous
5. Treadmill Desks: A Healthy Alternative on the Heels of FDA Warnings of 25 Weight Loss Products
6. FDA Adds Suicide Warning to Epilepsy Drugs
7. Leahy Slams Midnight Bid to Relax Mercury-in-Fish Warnings to Women and Children
8. FDA Puts Black-Box Warning on Bowel-Cleansing Drugs
9. Doctors raise questions, concerns about FDA suicide warning
10. Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories, Ltd. Responds to FDA Warning Letter
11. Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories, Ltd. Update on FDA Warning Letter
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Know the Warning Signs of Stroke?  Most Don't.
(Date:7/28/2014)... 2014 Ticket Down is reliable ... in Dallas, TX at the Cotton Bowl. The 2014 ... USA and it is an eight team tourney. The ... including teams from La Liga, Serie A, English Premier League, ... it out on the pitch include: Manchester United, Manchester ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... (PRWEB) July 28, 2014 Cape ... Summit Provider Exchange technology solution in an ... efforts and support collaboration with their New Jersey ... acute-care medical center located in New Jersey, serves ... visitors with a variety of inpatient and outpatient ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... July 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- British researchers report ... far fewer germs around. In their experiments, the ... more germs from one person to the other than ... the more casual exchange might suffice as a cultural ... findings are published in the August issue of the ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... (PRWEB) July 28, 2014 SIMpalm ... for iOS, App is available on iTunes for download ... its kind, Audio Chef allows you to listen and cook ... the easy way: simply get out the ingredients and equipment, ... to measure or prepare ingredients ahead of time, just relax ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... meal you,ve ordered at a restaurantor when something ... your brain. , These waves are called ... cellsboth excitatory and inhibitoryplaying together in an orchestrated ... waves have been associated with higher-level brain function, ... to schizophrenia, Alzheimer,s disease, autism, epilepsy and other ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Real Madrid vs. AS Roma Tickets Cotton Bowl Dallas, TX: Ticket Down Cuts Ticket Prices for AS Roma vs. Real Madrid International Champions Cup Tickets 2Health News:Real Madrid vs. AS Roma Tickets Cotton Bowl Dallas, TX: Ticket Down Cuts Ticket Prices for AS Roma vs. Real Madrid International Champions Cup Tickets 3Health News:Cape Regional Medical Center Chooses Summit Provider Exchange to Connect With NJSHINE and Physician Offices 2Health News:Cape Regional Medical Center Chooses Summit Provider Exchange to Connect With NJSHINE and Physician Offices 3Health News:'Fist Bump' May Beat Handshake for Cleanliness 2Health News:'Fist Bump' May Beat Handshake for Cleanliness 3Health News:Audio Chef Co. Releases Audio Cooking App for iPhone/iPad/iPod touch 2Health News:Audio Chef Co. Releases Audio Cooking App for iPhone/iPad/iPod touch 3Health News:Audio Chef Co. Releases Audio Cooking App for iPhone/iPad/iPod touch 4Health News:Memory relies on astrocytes, the brain's lesser known cells 2Health News:Memory relies on astrocytes, the brain's lesser known cells 3
... in the Department of Medicine at UC San Diego, ... Hope Scholar Award" from the Department of Defense Breast ... have high potential for innovation in breast cancer research ... brightest" in their field through "extraordinary creativity, vision and ...
... The potential for stem cells derived from menstrual blood ... researchers at the University of South Florida, Cryo-Cell International, ... FL, and Saneron CCEL Therapeutics, Inc. a Tampa-based biotechnology ... grant from the Florida-based Technology Transfer/ Commercialization Partnership Grant ...
... associate professor of wildlife in Virginia Tech,s College of ... (TB) species in the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex, ... mammals as hosts. It has been nearly two decades ... the majority were discovered in the early and mid ...
... Children with eczema, a chronic skin condition that often begins ... food allergies. The number of children with eczema is ... new study soon to be published in The Journal ... eczema. Researchers found that dog ownership among children with ...
... disease detection, better surgical techniques available to more women, ... risk of relapse in patients with both locally advanced ... improvements in breast cancer,s survival rates, according to a ... University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. ...
... By Amanda Gardner HealthDay Reporter , ... that releases a progestin hormone may be an effective ... researchers report. By delaying a total hysterectomy, which ... allows women to remain fertile and possibly to have ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Study to investigate menstrual blood-derived stem cells as potential stroke therapy 2Health News:Virginia Tech professor discovers new TB pathogen 2Health News:Virginia Tech professor discovers new TB pathogen 3Health News:Dog ownership is associated with reduced eczema in children with dog allergies 2Health News:MD Anderson study finds increases in 5-, 10-year survival at every stage of breast cancer 2Health News:MD Anderson study finds increases in 5-, 10-year survival at every stage of breast cancer 3Health News:MD Anderson study finds increases in 5-, 10-year survival at every stage of breast cancer 4Health News: IUD Proposed to Treat Uterine Cancer 2Health News: IUD Proposed to Treat Uterine Cancer 3
(Date:7/28/2014)... England , July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... dass Albion Ventures 2,5 Millionen £ investiert ... in der Konsumgüter-, Gesundheits-, Pharma- und Logistikbranche ... Ventures.      (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140728/697982 ... 18 Monaten hat OmPrompt sein beschleunigtes Wachstum ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... NEW PROVIDENCE, N.J. , July 28, 2014 ... to meet with Linde,s Healthcare division experts at ... held at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois ... demand nothing less than complete confidence in a reliable ... Healthcare Segment manager. "Linde understands the importance of this ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... July 28, 2014  ProteinSimple announced today that it ... Western. This new assay allows users to detect all proteins ... Simple Western users can analyze proteins without the need ... has changed protein analysis as we know it today. First, ... protocols - no messy gels, no transfer tanks, no ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:OmPrompt erhält Finanzierung für Marktexpansion von Kundenautomatisierungsmanagement 2Linde's Healthcare division to display new Hospital Services platform at the national ASHE Conference in Chicago 2ProteinSimple Says "Never Run a Gel Again!" 2
... The MicroTouch LP (low profile) is ... with a fixed fluoroscopy/x-ray gantry. The MicroTouch ... opposite the gantry and allows the user ... fluoroscopy ,and x-ray without loss of ...
Floor stand stabilizer system...
The robust, easy to maneuver floor-mounted stepper/stabilizer, offers strength and stability that has made this unit one of the most widely accepted floor fixation devices in the industry....
... of a welded titanium capsule containing either ... beads. The capsule body also contains ... x-ray markers to identify the source location ... non-sterile when shipped and must be sterilized ...
Medicine Products: